Head for new IEA Renewable Energy Division
1 July 2009
As of 1 July 2009, the Renewable Energy Unit of the IEA has become the Renewable Energy Division (RED), reflecting the ongoing and increasing activity of the IEA in this field. The division will remain within the Directorate of Energy Markets and Security, under the directorship of Mr. Didier Houssin. Dr. Paolo Frankl, formerly Head of the Renewable Energy Unit, was selected as Head of the new Division. Prior to joining the IEA, he worked in academia and in a private research and consulting institute in Italy on renewable energy, Life Cycle Assessment and eco-labelling. A physicist by training, he holds a PhD in Energy and Environmental Technologies from the University of Rome. He was a Marie-Curie post-doctoral research fellow at INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France.
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